All you need to get started with crochet

Granny squares are a great place to start out in crochet – you can practice your stitches and work on getting the tension right before moving on to other projects. They're small, but can be stitched together to create anything from cushion covers to scarves!

1. Ch 4, ss in 1st ch to form loop.

2. Ch 3, 2 tr in loop. * Ch 2, 3 tr in loop; rep from * twice more, ch 2, ss in top of first ch-3 to join. Fasten off.

3. Join new colour in any ch-2 corner space. Ch 3, work (2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in same sp as joining. * Ch 1, work (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next corner sp; rep from * twice more, ch1, ss in top of first ch-3 to join. Fasten off.

4. Join new colour in any ch-2 corner space. Ch 3, work (2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in same sp as joining. * Ch 1, 3 tr in next sp, ch 1, work (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next corner sp; rep from * twice more, ch 1, 3 tr in next sp, ch 1, ss in top of first ch-3 to join. Fasten off.

5. Join new colour in any ch-2 corner space. Ch 3, work (2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in same sp as joining. * (Ch 1, 3 tr in next sp) twice, ch1, work (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next corner sp; rep from * twice more, (ch 1, 3 tr in next sp) twice, ch 1, ss in top of first ch-3 to join. Fasten off.

6. Join new colour in any ch-2 corner space. Ch 3, work (2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in same sp as joining. * (Ch 1, 3 tr in next sp) 3x, ch 1, ch 1, work (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next corner sp; rep from * twice more, (ch 1, 3 tr in next sp) 3x, ch 1, ss in top of first ch-3 to join. Fasten off. 

Continue in this manner, always working (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in corner spaces, 3 tr in side spaces, and ch 1 to move from space to space, until you reach the desired size.

 

 

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